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Urging Absent Black Fathers to Be Accountable

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Urging Absent Black Fathers to Be Accountable

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On Father's Day, presidential candidate Barack Obama took to the pulpit of a Chicago church with a special message. In his speech, he demanded accountability from black fathers.

For years, Judge Lynn Toler has seen the issues facing African-American fathers up close. She shares her insight with NPR's Tony Cox.

Toler, a News & Notes contributor, is the star of TV's Divorce Court.